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the country and this is sure to send shockwaves across america as people absorb yet another shooting rampage. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> as david just said, this is the latest in a string of multiple shootings, including the aurora, colorado, movie massacre shooting and the sikh temple and the day spa shootings in wisconsin and right now as we speak, gun sales are set issing records in america. almost 16.5 million background checks were done last year. less than one half of 1% were denied. this country has almost 130,000 federally licensed firearms dealers. more places in america to buy guns than to get gas, groceries or a big mac at mcdonald's. on top of that, almost 48,000 people in america were murdered with guns between 2006 and 2010. that's a lot of numbers. listen to this one. according to the atf, in 2010, there were 5.4 million new firearms manufactured in the u.s. nearly all for the u.s. market and this year 3.2 million were imported to the u.s., nearly 8.5 million new firearms on the streets of america in one year. think about that. >> and if you think about how many p
people. it's just a show of support. it is does not mean america will arm rebel forces. president obama talked about why the decision was made right now. >> the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough. reflective and representative enough of the syrian population, that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in the asass regime. >>> hugo chavez, recovering from six hours of surgery in cuba this morning. the fourth cancer-related operation for the venezuelan president since the summer of 2011. his vice president tells the people of venezuela the procedure on chavez was complex and completed correctly and successfully. >>> so michigan, the cradle of the organized labor movement is now a right to work state. last night, michigan governor rick snyder kept his word and signed the controversial legislation into law, despite thousands of protesters. >> this is an area where obviously people disagree. but i'm confident this is in the best interest of michiganders. this will lead to more and better jobs. >> the legislation means public and private sector w
. >>> and good morning, america. hello to robin, recovering at home. here with amy robach again. let's get right to the two stories breaking overnight. the latest on that surprise missile launch from north korea, in just a moment. >>> but first, to portland, oregon, where a gunman opened fire in a mall crowded with holiday shoppers. abc's neal karlinsky is outside the macy's where it all began. good morning, neal. >> reporter: george, good morning. this is where much of the shooting happened, inside the food court, here, next to the macy's. this is a very popular mall. it was filled with holiday shoppers at the time of the shooting. a random and senseless rampage that could have been even worse. cell phone video shows the chaos soon after the shooting. customers, even a little girl, being led out with their hands up. >> you said an active shooter? >> yeah. there's one person saying that there's a man with a rifle. near the food court. >> reporter: it was 3:20 p.m., when christmas songs over the clackamas town center sound system, were suddenly drowned out by the rapid fire of gunshots. >> he was
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on this month's sales for their success. and poor results could be disastrous for them. >>> and bank of america customers aren't happy, either. the nation's second-largest bank had its lowest satisfaction score in 11 years. the worst for any major bank, in fact. it's the only one with a grade lower than before the recession. at the other end of the spectrum, though, is jpmorgan chase, whose satisfaction score was up 6%. >>> and 2012 was on track for a record gun sales ahead of last year. the fbi has run 350,000 more of its instant background checks than in all of last year. abc news expects almost 2 million more gun checks just this month. >>> and call it easy bake backlash. a new jersey girl's campaign to make the toy more gender-neutral appears successful. 13-year-old mckenna pope says the easy bake oven should be made in colors other than pink and purple, to appeal to boys like her brother. some top male television chefs have posted a video in support. and the toy company is planning to meet with her. i don't know if i'm not remembering this correctly. but i swear mine was blue. >> really? >
of others. let's get started at capella.edu >>> this saturday is reach across america day. it's >>> this saturday is reach across america day. it's a day when wreath laying ceremonies will be held at arlington's national cemetery and semtrary all across the 50 states. it started two decades ago with a company in main. >> he's been running this wreath-making business in maine for 42 years. back in 1992 worcester had a surplus of wreaths and great idea about what to do. >> as a boy i won a trip to washington, and one of the things i saw was our arlington national cemetery and i just never forgot that. and then when i had the wreaths left over, i said, gees, it would be nice if i could place them on the graves of the veterans. >> reporter: so worcester headed to arlington national cemetery to lay 5,000 wreaths. >> the first 14 years, nobody really knew about it. it was a family gift to the military. i said, you know, we'll always do that. and we always have. >> reporter: in 2006 a pentagon photographer published a photo. donations poured in. and the nonprofits reach aid cross ame
shopping season across the country and this is sure to send shock waves across america as people absorb yet another shooting rampage. diane? >> thank you, david. and i know you'll be tracking the developments tlou s through night on this story. >>> but we move next here to an abc news exclusive. the president sat down with abc's barbara walters at the white house this afternoon. and he said something about syria that signals a whole new day for the u.s. barbara walters is here right now with what happened at the white house today. barbara? >> reporter: just a year ago this month, i met with president assad in damascus and i questioned him about the slaughter of his people. since then, 40,000 people have been killed. well, today, president obama had some big news. for the first time, he is putting the syrian opposition on the path to be recognized as the new government if and when assad falls. i'd like to talk about syria. do you plan to recognize the opposition and give them some legitimacy? >> we've made a decision that the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective
's right. i think we are seeing supplies go up. north america, united states, canada, mexico, they've seen significant growth in oil supplies. this year one of the few areas, next year, for a few years to come. is it something that it creates supplies to flood the world's market? no. it's going to create supplies that the world market needs. if you think about the low level of automotive transportation, penetration and emerging markets, again, this longer term story, you'll add more oil coming out of the u.s. you get more demand coming. we're going to need every barrel. >> reporter: where is the price going in 2013? >> i think we'll be higher for brent, quite a bit higher for wti. and that's because we're going to see the narrowing of that brent/wti spread as the seaway pipeline comes on line. and those barrels start flowing at a cushion to the gulf. >> reporter: one last question. the fiscal cliff, we talk about it, historical, dollar down, commodities up. i see less bang for the buck on commodities, the more q.e. into the system. i'm not sure it's working. >> i think if we get more q.e.,
interestingly for the management of industrial america. for the good of america, we know that there will be winners and losers. coming to resolution is good for the country. we've got to use that as our gie guide post. >> last year boehner and the president were at -- were at 800, that looked like it might get done on new revenue. then supposedly the president heard from -- read the tea leaves from some republicans and thought he could go up another 400 to 1.2. this time he started at 1.6, and now the new offer yesterday is reportedly 1.4. what can -- what can the country take do you think that won't hurt growth? is it 1.4 -- you got to raise the high end, you got do the 2% going to 39.6. then you got to do stuff with dividends and you got to do -- to get to 1.4, you're talking about maybe doing stuff with muni bonds. you got to go all over the place to get that number. >> yeah. and joe, look, i mean, any kind of tax increase has the effect of putting the brakes on the economy. we've got to reach a resolution between cost reductions and revenue flexibility. i would hope t
luther king, seen here, marched with one of america's most accomplished labor leaders, walter ruther, seen here with his hand on king's arm. >> you're young, aren't you? ruther. >> today's protests are reminiscent of an eight decade old fight. in the coming months, that fight could turn into a citizens initiative, repeal, lawsuits or even a recall of elected officials. michigan's law goes into effect in a little over three months. >> do we have any indication because obviously this is a movement, which states might be next? >> take a look at michigan, seen as the center of the labor movement. even the top four union members states could be at risk. at the top you have new york with one in four workers a union member, followed by alaska, hawaii and washington. the number you see on the screen right here, which is the advocacy money, that could be what's changing these traditional union states. according to the nation, we look at those numbers from 2008 to 2011, right to work money was $18 million. pro-union, just $2 million. >> thanks so much. always good to see you. that does it for
for the syrian people. this does not mean america will be providing arms to them. that will not be happening. president obama in an interview with barbara walters explains why the announcement came right now. >> the syrian opposition coalition is now moving closer is reflecting enough of the syrian population that we can consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people. >> venezuelan president hugo chavez is recovering from cancer surgery in cuba. it was complex, lasted more than six hours and completed successfully. fourth cancer-related surgery for chavez since 2011. >>> did you feel it? two asteroids buzzed planet earth. one of them passing inside the moon's orbit. that's right. inside the moon'sor bit nasa says the 120-foot wide rock came within 140,000 miles of the planet this is the cool part this caused an eclipse. an eclipse only visible to astronomers. but this is the scary part. it was only discovered, an as reside,as asteroid, a couple of days ago. >> that's kind of scary. >> they say if this ever hit the earth, an as reside thteroid, i cause damage over 800 square
. we live better because their good work building america. you can find out more about their good work at the website www.teamster.org and if you thought the war on working families was over, think good. it started in wisconsin, moved on to ohio. now, the battleground has shifted to michigan where governor rick snyder didn't hesitate right away sign that right to work legislation last night even though before he had promised labor leaders he didn't like it, he didn't want to see it happen in michigan. on the ground in michigan. >> hey, bill. >> what can we do to turn this around? what is the determination? i would imagine you and other leaders of the labor movement in this country are not just going to accept this and walk away. right? >> no. this is a battle that goes on and on and on. this has been going on since the tea party took over a number of state houses in 2010. we have seen it in ohio, wisconsin, indiana, michigan there is a battle in new hampshire for right to work, missouri constantly. this is basically the far right-wing trying to basica
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